Talk:Wikimedia Foundation announces departure of general counsel Mike Godwin

Latest comment: 13 years ago by Cirt in topic Wording

Notes edit

OR tag refers to use of primary source listed above. -- Cirt (talk) 08:38, 20 October 2010 (UTC)Reply

Review of revision 1116194 [Passed] edit

Thank you! :) -- Cirt (talk) 09:03, 20 October 2010 (UTC)Reply

Infobox edit

Please, do not remove the infobox. It is useful for the reader and would strongly prefer to keep it on the page. Thank you, -- Cirt (talk) 09:03, 20 October 2010 (UTC)Reply

Fixed. The infobox now has recent articles. -- Cirt (talk) 09:10, 20 October 2010 (UTC)Reply

Wording edit

Would prefer to avoid "Yesterday", and prefer to keep more direct wording, "Tuesday", thank you. -- Cirt (talk) 09:04, 20 October 2010 (UTC)Reply

Please keep wording, "would be departing effective this Friday", in the lede. Change to "leave his job", makes it sound like it is his choice or something to that effect. -- Cirt (talk) 09:15, 20 October 2010 (UTC)Reply
I don't like those proposals at all. To broadly summarize my thoughts when I made the edits:
  1. "Yesterday" is required by the style guide.
  2. "would be departing effective this Friday" is both bureaucratic and an odd combination of tenses (is it future conditional? I don't know but it doesn't fit with news.) Either way, Godwin is the subject of the verbs "depart" and "leave", so either implies he is the actor, no matter how reluctant he may be. The sources doesn't use the word "effective", so we have no need to.
--InfantGorilla (talk) 09:36, 20 October 2010 (UTC)Reply
Good explanations. Thank you! [1]   Done. -- Cirt (talk) 09:47, 20 October 2010 (UTC)Reply
Thanks   --InfantGorilla (talk) 10:06, 20 October 2010 (UTC)Reply
No worries, -- Cirt (talk) 10:23, 20 October 2010 (UTC)Reply
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